Kate Garraway has questioned US President Donald Trump's 'strange' declaration that his COVID-19 diagnosis was a 'blessing from God'.
On Good Morning Britain on Thursday, Kate, 53, questioned Trump's claim as more than 210,000 in the US have died of coronavirus and said her husband Derek Draper is 'not out of the woods yet,' as he remains in hospital after seven months.
When asked by GMB's Susanna Reid how she felt about Trump's words, she said: 'The idea of getting a fatal disease with no confident cure, it's such a strange thing to say. If I'm trying to be fair to him, does it mean because he now understands the impact?'
Hitting out: Kate Garraway has questioned US President Donald Trump's 'strange' declaration that his COVID-19 diagnosis was a 'blessing from God'
Kate and her fellow hosts went on to surmise that the Republican leader was focused on being seen as a superhero who was adamantly against showing any weakness.
She explained: 'He's trying to be a leader in his own vision. The strong leadership position at this point would be publicly following the rules, be publicly sensitive to those that have lost and be a beacon of the way to behave.'
On Wednesday, Trump, 74, tweeted a video shot from the White House Rose Garden where he said he has been 'cured' of COVID by Regeneron – then pitched the experimental drug and vowed to make it available to all Americans for free.
Claims: On Wednesday, Trump, 74, tweeted out a video shot from the White House Rose Garden where he said he has been 'cured' of COVID by experimental drug Regeneron
The president released the outdoor statement Wednesday evening, after being out of sight for more than 24 hours after returning from Walter Reed Medical Center, where he was checked in after testing positive for the coronavirus.
'I think this was a blessing from god that I caught it. This was a blessing in disguise,' Trump said in the pre-recorded video.
'I heard about this drug. I said let me take it. It was my suggestion,' he said, before proclaiming himself 'cured' of the virus and announcing that he wanted every American to get the type of treatment he got.
Kate's thoughts on Trump's controversial statement comes one day after she slammed the president for his 'heartbreaking' response to contracting COVID-19.
Baffled: Reacting to Trump's declaration, TV personality Kate said on Thursday, 'The idea of getting a fatal disease with no confident cure, it's such a strange thing to say'
The TV personality criticised Trump on Tuesday's show after he said 'maybe I'm immune, I don't know' outside a military hospital where he was being treated for coronavirus. and tweeted 'I feel better than I did 20 years ago'.
Kate's husband has become the longest person battling coronavirus in the UK after being hospitalised in March.
Kate spoke to coronavirus survivor Anil Patel, 63, from Chadwell Heath on the show on Thursday.
Anil has left ICU after 105 days with coronavirus.
Lying on a hospital bed, he said: 'I hear Kate's husband is very ill. Is he better now?'
Kate said: 'No, he's still fighting like you. He's not through the woods yet.'
Anil said: 'He'll be fine Kate,' and she thanked him for his words.
She said of Trump's words: 'It is extraordinary. It's heartbreaking actually. So his attitude you could argue sanctioned the behaviour. And really what would we be doing if this was you or me?
'We would be sobbing our hearts out saying "aren't I lucky I'm doing so well".' Do you think at some level he knows that and thinks 'I've just gotta carry on like this?'''
She continued: 'And there are children who have died, with their mums and dads not being allowed to see them, so why does he think it's more important for him to get into that car?'
Painful: Kate's husband Derek Draper has become the longest patient battling coronavirus in hospital in the UK (pictured in December 2019)
GMB's Dr Hilary Jones also told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that Trump could still be contagious, despite his release from hospital.
He said: 'I would imagine so. Since he says his test was on Thursday it is likely he is still contagious he has no way to know if he has immunity or